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Skipjack tuna vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Skipjack tuna and Salmon?

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Iron, yet Salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Copper.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 68% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna has 2 times more Iron than Salmon. Skipjack tuna has 1.6mg of Iron, while Salmon has 0.8mg.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Equal in Potassium - 490
Equal in Sodium - 44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Equal in Potassium - 490
Equal in Sodium - 44

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Skipjack tuna Salmon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 19.84g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 6.34g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 142kcal Salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 12mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 0.8mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 29mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 200mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 490mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 44mg Salmon
Zinc 1.05mg 0.64mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.25mg Salmon
Vitamin A 60IU 40IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.226mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.38mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 7.86mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 1.664mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.818mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 25µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 3.18µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.222mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 0.87mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 0.914mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.613mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.822mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.587mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.775mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.022mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.584mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 55mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.981g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 2.103g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 2.539g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
78
Skipjack tuna
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
36
Salmon

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Salmon
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
29%
Salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.561g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.